Man Ray’s Sea Horse

manrayseaAfter enjoying immensely the Sargent exhibit at the Met, I ran into this Man Ray gelatin silver print of 1930, “Histoire naturelle.” The text panel describes it as a petrified sea horse, at rather larger-than-life scale, supposedly as part of a Surrealist effort to defamiliarize ordinary objects. Simpler times.

1 Response to “Man Ray’s Sea Horse”


  1. 1 Peggy Herron October 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Beautiful thanks for posting . I enjoy and take great pleasure in seeing all your posts and look forward to them.


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